swaddling

swaddling

The practice of wrapping newborn infants in strips of cloth to keep their limbs straight. (Ezek 16:4) indicates the procedure that was followed in the birth of a child: the umbilical cord was severed, and the infant was washed, rubbed with salt, and then wrapped in cloths. According to (Luke 2:7, Luke 2:12), Jesus was swaddled with bands of cloth after his birth.

Ezek 16:4

4As for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in cl ... View more

Luke 2:7

7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Luke 2:12

12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.”

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